Mission and History
Country Fare Quilter’s Guild was established in 1982 in Claremore, Oklahoma. Our mission is to stimulate an interest in quilts and to promote and advance the art of quilting in all forms. Please read our guild’s History here.
Membership in the Country Fare Quilter’s Guild is open to any person with an interest in quilts and quilting. Dues are $10/year, which includes an electronic monthly newsletter (additional $5 for snail mail) and the use of our library of quilting books. Print our Membership Form here.
The guild’s logo is the Road to Oklahoma quilt block pattern in red, white, and blue. Members wear name badges sewn with the pattern. Find the pattern here.
Regular monthly guild meetings are held each fourth Thursday, January through October, at 9:45 a.m. Meetings include a quilting-related program, Show & Tell, and a short business meeting. Our annual Anniversary Luncheon is each July and our Holiday Luncheon is in early December. Visitors are always welcome.
Find complete information for current guild meetings on our Meetings & Programs page.
An informal, hands-on Bee meets each second Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and is open to all members and visitors for sewing, sharing, and fellowship.
We hope you will join us!
All meetings are held at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 1304 N. Dorothy in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Annual Quilt Show
Each October the guild hosts a judged Quilt Show with approximately 175 quilts to showcase the quilting talents of our members and other area quilters, which includes cash prizes, vendors, member crafts, a small quilt auction, daily apron auctions, prize baskets, bed-turnings, live demonstrations, our annual fabric challenge, food concession, Quilts of Valor, and more. The highlight of our quilt show is giving away our annual Donation Quilt on Saturday afternoon.
Every year the guild issues a Fabric Challenge to its members to create blocks made using a chosen fabric. The blocks are displayed at our annual quilt show for public voting. Viewer’s Choice ribbons are awarded to the favorites. The blocks are then arranged in a quilt, which becomes our annual Donation Quilt the following year and extra blocks are made into a quilt top, which a member wins at our Anniversary Luncheon.
On-going community projects include “Love Quilts” made for children and donated to the Department of Human Resources, quilts made for Habitat for Humanity recipients, and support to RSU Public TV and OETA.
To request more information about the guild, please Contact Us here.